Ah, feminism and Disney Princess. Such a complicated relationship. Now I'm not an expert, especially being a guy but the topic of feminism in relation to the DPs has always intrigued me. I'm gonna try my hand at ranking the princesses in terms of agency, independence, heroism and other aspects to figure out which one of them is the most feminist. I'm trying to expand my writing skills so this is gonna be split into three parts, starting with the bottom four.
WARNING: No Anna and Elsa in this countdown, so let's begin.
Sorry guys, but I'm one of those people who believes that feminism is about choice. Aurora makes very little choices in her life, she is manipulated by others at very single turn. She is treated as an object to be acted upon, which is not good. Everyone is basically running her life. I'll give her points for being obedient, wanting some amount from independence from her aunts and choosing responsibility over romance. But we're not given enough evidence to say that's the choice she truly makes rather than just doing what she's told. When she finds out whole her life is a lie, all she can think about is Philip, not her...